Severe T-storm Warning for JEFFERSON and ST. CLAIR COUNTY Until 1:45am Tuesday

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…NORTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…WESTERN ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 145 AM CDT

* AT 1244 AM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM PINSON TO BALD ROCK…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…PELL CITY…TRUSSVILLE…LEEDS…MOODY…CENTER POINT…ALTON…BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK AND COOSA ISLAND.

THIS INCLUDES…INTERSTATE 459 EXIT NUMBERS 27 THROUGH 33…INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 133 THROUGH 158…INTERSTATE 59 EXIT NUMBERS 134 THROUGH 156…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Severe T-storm Warning for Winston Co Until 1:30am Tuesday

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 130 AM CDT

* AT 1232 AM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM WINSTON FREE STATE BARN TO HALEYVILLE…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…  ARLEY…LYNN…WINSTON FREE STATE BARN…HOUSTON RECREATIONAL
AREA…DOUBLE SPRINGS…INMANFIELD…CORINTH REC AREA AND ADDISON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Marion Co Until 1:15am Tuesday

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MARION COUNTY
UNTIL 115 AM CDT…

AT 1214 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTH OF HACKLEBURG TO 7 MILES WEST OF HACKLEBURG TO TREMONT…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…HAMILTON…WINFIELD…HACKLEBURG…WESTON…BRINN…LAKEBUTTAHATCHEE…BRILLIANT…GUIN…GU-WIN AND GLEN ALLEN.

THIS INCLUDES… US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 3 THROUGH 34…

 

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Storms Late Tonight/Early Tuesday… Some Severe… Very Humid Outside!!! – Monday Update 10pm

Good Monday evening to you! It’s very warm and muggy tonight. This will aid in fuel to showers and storms tonight. We’re waiting on a lifting mechanism to move in late tonight and early on Tuesday. The lifting mechanism is moving through Memphis now, and will arrive in our area sometime between midnight in extreme northwest Alabama and noon along and south of HWY 80. Showers and storms are developing in parts of western Tennessee, and we will keep a close eye on radar trends over the next few hours. It’s very possible that an MCS will arrive tonight and early tomorrow, which would cause some damaging wind issues across our area. The Storm Prediction Center maintains a slight risk across all of Alabama tonight.

Above is a time line and 10pm radar image. The storms will move from northwest to southeast at a fast movement. Other than the risk of damaging winds and heavy rain, the threat of intense lightning will be present with any storms that develop. Some may reach severe limits, so keep in mind safety tonight and early Tuesday. I don’t expect a major risk of severe storms tonight, and I don’t expect tornadoes. The threat of storms will gradually move into our south Alabama counties shortly after daybreak.

Above is a southeast surface analysis. Check out the bottom numbers where I have circled in red! That’s the dewpoint temperatures, and some readings are in the lower 80s. We were under the influence of a very deep tropical airmass. This will allow storms to remain active across our area as they arrive late tonight and early on Tuesday. The dewpoint in Columbus, MS is 81! We do note the 84 degree dewpoint in south central Louisiana. Dewpoints usually stay below 75 during the humid summer months. It is very, very rare to see dewpoints that high in the US.

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Scattered Storms…Some Severe Tonight/Tue Morning…Tropical Action – Monday Afternoon Forecast 4:25pm

Good Monday afternoon to you! Parts of the area have dealt with scattered showers and storms this morning, but most of the activity has pushed off to the south this afternoon. The extensive cloud cover and scattered storms have really kept things from firing this afternoon across the area due to a fairly stable atmosphere. That being said, temperatures are heating up, so scattered storms are possible across any portion of west and central Alabama through sunset. The Storm Prediction Center continues a slight risk of severe storms across much of west Alabama through midnight, then a slight risk for all of Alabama after midnight through the day on Tuesday. We will be watching a small scale upper level disturbance very close through tonight.

We’re stuck between a ridge and a trough, which puts Alabama under a northwest flow aloft. A disturbance over Missouri is moving southeast and will impact Alabama sometime later tonight and early on Tuesday. While radar is fairly quiet now, that will likely change late tonight and early tomorrow. A few scattered storms are still possible this afternoon, but it sure looks like the main action will hold off until tonight. While there is a risk of severe storms across the area, I don’t expect tornadoes. Damaging strait line winds will be the primary concern tonight and early Tuesday. Storms will also produce heavy rain and intense cloud to ground lightning.

As the impulse moves out quickly on Tuesday, the main activity will move south of our area. Some additional scattered storms are possible at any point on Tuesday due to the tropical environment and afternoon heating. Highs will reach the middle to upper 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday. The risk of rain will decrease on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to 30%. While storms are possible, this will be in the form of hit or miss, mainly afternoon storms. Rain chances will remain around 30% through the weekend, with highs in the middle to upper 90s and lows in the lower 70s.

The beach forecast for the Alabama Gulf Coast and northwest Florida Panhandle will include the risk of occasional storms this evening through Wednesday. A few scattered storms are possible on Wednesday through Sunday, but it will not rain all day or night along the coast. Expect a partly sunny to mostly sunny sky through the weekend along the Gulf Coast.

We are watching an area of low pressure well out in the central Atlantic. This system may become a tropical storm over the next few days, but we still have lots of time to watch it. Some data brings it towards the southeast US coast, but the risk is pretty low at this point. Stay with us for updates.

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Watching New Tropical System Develop…Tropical Update Monday 2pm

 

Good Monday afternoon to you! We’re watching a little tropical action in the central Atlantic. A weak area of low pressure is gradually becoming a little better organized as it tracks west at 10 to 20 mph. For now, it’s well out in the central Atlantic and days out from impacting land. We will keep an eye on it because some data does continue its westward track; in-fact, some data brings it towards the southeast US Coastline in 10 days or so. Will it grow into the next named storm or a hurricane? It’s still too early to tell, but it’s worth watching close in the coming days. If things change, I’ll let you know about it on air, on facebook/twitter and right here on our weather blog. 

 

Above is the plot of tropical models, showing the direction. Most data moves it into the Caribbean in about 5 days, with a gradual bend to the northwest with time. It’s still too early to tell if it will turn out to sea before reaching the US or if it will develop at all. This system is still in its developmental stage. Many of the tropical models develop it into a tropical storm in 48 hours. While the chance of that is low, it’s not out of the question. Stay tuned for updates.

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Good Chance of Storms Today and Tuesday…Some Severe…Monday Morning Update 9am

Good Monday morning to you! A few scattered showers and storms have developed on radar this morning. Most of the activity as of 9am is over northwest Alabama and points northwest. We’re stuck between a ridge to the west and a trough to the northeast, which puts Alabama under a classic northwest flow aloft. With a deep tropical airmass in place and energy working around the ridge, we have to watch for big storms to develop and move into our area. At this point, nothing is severe on radar, but that will likely change later today and tonight. As instability increases this morning and early afternoon, storm will get a bit stronger and increase in coverage. While it will not rain all day, most spots will get a good soaking at some point today, tonight and on Tuesday. Storms are moving from northwest to southeast, so look northwest for storms moving your way. The same storm motion is expected on Tuesday as well. Rain chances both today and Tuesday stand at about 60%.

The Storm Prediction Center has much of Alabama under a slight risk of severe storms today. Above is the day 1 convective outlook from the SPC. Damaging winds and hail are the primary concern with any storm today. While the severe weather risk is fairly low today, a few severe storms are expected across the area. Keep an eye on any watches or warnings listed for your area through the day. If you are working outdoors or have outdoor events planned, go indoors when you hear thunder. Lightning will be very intense with storms that develop today and on Tuesday. Storms will come and go, so don’t expect an all day type of rain. If a storm moves through your area, it will cool things off for a while.

It’s very possible that an MCS will develop and move through our state sometime today or tonight. If that happens, the risk of damaging winds will increase to cover a larger area across west and central Alabama. We’ll keep a close eye on the radar. You can find weather updates right here on our blog, facebook and twitter.

Rain chances will gradually decrease on Wednesday and Thursday to more of an isolated afternoon storm setup. Highs will remain in the 90s.

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